Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

As a fundraiser for the Veterans’ Club, members were able to convince comedian Bob Hope (1902-2003) to perform at the Fullerton Union High School (later Plummer) Auditorium on January 14, 1948. The Bob Hope Show, sponsored by Pepsodent toothpaste, starred trombonist Jerry Colonna, Vera Vogue, Les Brown, Wendell Niles, and guest star actor Herbert Marshall. All of the money raised went to needy children. That same year, the club also handled parking for football games and sponsored a wheelchair basketball game between the Birmingham General Hospital paraplegic team from Van Nuys, California, and a collection of local all-stars.
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